Just because it's getting warmer, doesn't mean we need to walk around like we just stepped out of a hot yoga class. Having makeup melting and running down your face has to be the most mortifying thing ever. Let's face it: keeping makeup from melting during the warm, humid months is a battle we often lose.Continue Reading >
If I could describe my beauty style in one word it would be: minimalist. I'm the type of person too impatient to put on a full face of makeup so any shortcuts I can take are ideal, which is why I LOVE tinted moisturizer. Whoever came up with the concept of mixing a moisturizer and foundation in one product was a GENIUS.
Thankfully I was lucky enough to try out Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil-Free ($43) and Covergirl Smoothers SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream ($6), and the results were close. So which product did I favor in the end? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >
Nothing annoys me more than when my boyfriend complains about me taking too long to do my makeup. Men swear it can't be that hard, that is until they're challenged to try it themselves. Buzzfeed organized a genius challenge where they asked five men to try to doll themselves up with makeup and get it done in less than 10 minutes. The men were given foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick to achieve their looks--and they had to swear that they had NEVER done their makeup before. By the looks of it I'm guessing neither one of them was lying, because the results were just as horrifying as they were funny. That's what they get for talking about something they REALLY know nothing about!Continue Reading >
Anyone that knows me well knows I rarely leave the house without my signature cat-eye. It's my go-to eye makeup look, simply because it instantly makes my eyes look bright and wide-awake without having to really do much else. But I have to warn you, chicas, this isn't the easiest look to pull off. In fact, for years I've been cheating by using precision point liquid liners, until I discovered that gel eyeliners hold for much, MUCH longer. So I decided to finally give them a chance and tested out the cult favorite, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($23) versus the more affordable L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner 24 H ($10). Who won? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >
By now, you've most likely heard of blemish/beauty balms, better known as BB creams. Honestly, these mancha-removing, complexion-correcting formulas are really a chica's best friend, especially during those warm days of spring and summer. Think tinted moisturizers stacked with a load of skincare benefits like blemish control, anti-aging, moisturizing, and SPF all in one. These babies are perfect for any woman on the go, but especially for busy moms who really don't have time to apply layers of makeup. Not to mention, it corrects while it covers. And who says you have to spend big bucks on a good one? There's a number of BB creams out there that work great for Latina skin—all for just $10 and under! Check out some of my favorites below:Continue Reading >
I'm all for looking cute at the gym, but wearing a full-face of makeup is just straight up ridiculous to me. But it looks like a large percentage of women disagree, because according to the Daily Mail, 26 percent of women go to the gym decked out in makeup. Want to hear the worst part? These same women don't exercise as hard because they don't want to "ruin" their look. Seriously, then why are you even working out?Continue Reading >
Foundation is the hardest of makeup for us Latinas to match perfectly. Most of us go through at least 10 bottles of foundation (maybe even more) before finding one that perfectly matches our skin tone. So many foundation formulas out there look either too dark or too light for us tan chicas! So I had a chat with celebrity makeup artist and Neutrogena Hispanic Beauty Ambassador Elizabeth Ulloa on how to find the perfect foundation match. Check out a few of her amazing tips below to guarantee you a flawless finish every time. Happy blending!Continue Reading >
Most of us loved Barbie growing up, but even so, she has caused some serious controversy over the years in regards to her unrealistic portrayal of beauty. But a recent image on Imgur attributed to Eddie Aguirre shows Barbie not looking like her usual perfect self. In fact, it looks like how Barbie would probably look first thing in the morning-- if she wasn't perfect!--with messy bed hair, no makeup, under-eye circles, freckles, and even braces. In other words, she pretty much looks like we look in the mornings!
Check after the jump for the makeup-free Barbie!Continue Reading >
As terrible as this might sound, with Easter coming up tomorrow, I'm already thinking about how I'm going to do my makeup. Come on, you know you have, too! You pretty much want to go for a look that's appropriate enough to wear to church, but still cute enough for that big Easter feast with la familia. A daytime makeup look that can easily transition to a party look is the way to go. And remember chicas, this doesn't just apply for this one day. You can totally use these tricks between work, after-hour work functions, and beyond!Continue Reading >
Some things never go out of style and rightly so. You can call them retro, but really they are just classic. For example, the clean beautiful makeup worn by Golden Age of Mexico movie stars lives on.
The Golden Age of Mexican cinema took place between 1936 and 1969, but the makeup worn by the beautiful women in the films is timeless because it is simple and highlights a woman's natural beauty. You can tap into this classic and enduring beauty trend with the 3 following tips.Continue Reading >